In my experiences, canulas hurt heaps and restrict what positions you labor in, and the Ctg monitoring restricts you to lying in bed where contractions hurt a heap more because you can't walk away the pain.
By the why shrillian, 'birth skills is s fantastic book, and the earlier you start practising the more comfortable you become with them.
Heids, you can do it, it's hard, it a whole new adjustment, and sometimes someone misses out. That's the thing I found the hardest, if both kids needed me who do I go too first? Sometimes you just have to hold both and cry along with them.
And tv is your friend, if you can't get ds to sleep when dd is, pop the tv on for 20 minutes and have a power nap.
Make sure you feed yourself, and get lots of water, you've got to look after yourself before you can look after the bubs.
You can do it Heids!
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14-11-2015 19:30 #481
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14-11-2015 19:57 #482
How does a thing in your hand/arm restrict birthing positions?
I've never had cannulas hurt for the various operations I've had, but that's obviously different for every person. Intrigued how it stops you, though!!
14-11-2015 20:17 #483
I never got the chance to have those ctg things put on
14-11-2015 23:31 #484
When you're being monitored you have to lay in bed on ur back. Not an ideal birthing position.
15-11-2015 08:38 #485
I only had a canula for ds's induction. No time with dd. It hurt because any time I would move my wrist it would bump the pokey out bit. I wouldn't have been able to rock on my hands and knees.
15-11-2015 09:11 #486
15-11-2015 09:30 #487
I loved my epi lol induction hurts like a mofo plus it was meant to help stabilise my bp. Don't know if it helped my vomiting at all they gave me an iv with some drugs for both vomiting and bp
15-11-2015 10:34 #488
Gosh induction must hurt like hell😱
15-11-2015 10:45 #489
I birthed lying down. I had zero left in me by the time I could push. I couldn't even hold myself in hands and knees.
15-11-2015 12:50 #490
CTG monitoring can be restricting which is one reason why I wasn't keen, but I got given a waterproof and wireless one so I walked around abit with it and also sat in the shower for ages with it. I pushed bub out on my knees leaning on the back of the bed so it didnt restrict my position luckily. There is research to suggest that CTG doesn't improve fetal health outcomes and the trace can be interpreted differently from doc to doc so interventions may be suggested that arent necessary. For most women intermittent doppler monitoring is sufficient and can still pick up on abnormalities. Having both interventions did stop me from being "allowed" in the birthing tub. The ctg picked up bubs heartrate as too high so they gave me iv fluids as they thought I was dehydrated. Lucky after they broke my waters everything progressed nicely with no further complications.
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